Oct 16th 2017 (at his first press conference) "It is a big club, I remember from years back coming here as a young boy to watch my older brother Paul play for the team. It is a team that is always competitive in the Scottish top flight, maybe that has drifted in recent years but I would definitely put Kilmarnock in the top six when it comes to clubs in Scotland and that is where we will aim to be. I would definitely put Kilmarnock in the top six when it comes to clubs in Scotland and that is where we will aim to be. We know it will be a long road to get there. I have signed a contract for two and a half years and I expect to be here for two and a half years. You never know in football, I am not naive, not silly and circumstances can change, I have been the victim myself and I know what is like to lose your job.
"But there has been honesty from the club and they have highlighted that fact that they felt there has been to many changes - not all sackings to be fair to them as some managers left of their own accord. So those changes don't help if you are looking for stability and I am here to try and provide that stability going forward. I think attendances have dropped in a number of places and I think Kilmarnock has been particularly badly hit economically. I think the only way to get fans back watching your football club is by getting an attractive winning team on the pitch. That is not going to happen overnight and will take a lot of time but nearly 1000 of our fans travelled to Fir Park on Saturday and thankfully the team backed it up with a good performance and three points. It is only a small step but if we can build on that it is a small step in the right direction for the club."